STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells are cells in our body that can form other cells, we have them in the bone marrow.
These cells are also found in abundance in the umblical cord, fetus and embryo. For practical considerations stem cells can be easily separated from blood using machines called ‘Cell Separators’.
In the olden days we used to put holes in the bone marrow to suck them out but this is no longer practised. Stem cells used in the proper way can potentially Cure blood cancer, lymphoma, myeloma and other rare conditions affecting the bone marrow.
These treatments are available in India at a fraction of the cost as compared to other countries.
Conditions like Thalassemia, Sickle cell anemia and Aplastic Anemia are curable by stem cell transplantation.
Stem cell therapy is also being tried out for many other diseases but these are all in early experimental stages only.
Dr.K.RAGHU is one of India's senior HAEMATOLOGISTS,
in practice for the past 36 years.
He sees outpatients in Arunodhaya Medical Center, Coimbatore.
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